Well we made it through Week 1 and I was motivated and inspired by all of you who are taking part in #ActiveApril. The focus during my Facebook Live Videos was on learning the benefits of exercise, how Food Diaries can help and also strategies for overcoming Emotional Eating.
I also shared My Story on How I Regained My Fitness After 50 It wasn’t easy to share as I think we always feel vulnerable opening up about our life but I certainly appreciated your positive response and comments. I’ve been there. I’ve experienced the same struggles as you are but I’m here to support you all the way!
This week I’ll be introducing you to my first guest discussing how they keep active and feel alive After 50. I’ll also be putting the focus on our Midlife Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Let’s get ready for #ActiveApril Week 2
I will also be adding reminders to the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond – Let’s Thrive Facebook Group to guide you.
Week 2 – The Plan
REMEMBER: Check with your doctor if you haven’t exercised for a while and get the OK to start. I am not a professional but a guide to support you.
Strong Healthy Women Video – I Am WILLING You will need some handweights for some of the videos
Review your Food Diary. What are your thoughts? Can you make some changes to what you are eating, why you are eating and when you are eating? In the coming weeks I will be putting the focus on food and making healthier food choices.
Daily Mental Exercise – 20 minutes for puzzles, crosswords or anything that makes you think. Weeks 1 – 4
Daily Spiritual Connection – 10 – 20 minutes to reflect, pray, meditate or journal Weeks 1 – 4
Drink Water – CLICK HERE FOR THE STRONG HEALTH WOMAN WATER CHEAT SHEET
Complete the Workout sheet for five days, including physical, mental and spiritual activity. Don’t forget to record your wins and don’t be ashamed to record your struggles. Click HERE to download your worksheet.
Warm Up Exercise Examples CLICK HERE
Stretching Examples CLICK HERE
Exercising your Brain – Need some ideas for puzzles, crosswords? CLICK HERE
Spiritual Connection – I’ve provided a link with several Mindfulness Apps you could try. CLICK HERE
Yoga – I love Yoga with Adriene. I follow her on YouTube and do my practice at home. CLICK HERE
Don’t forget to check into the Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Facebook Group each Friday. If you aren’t on social media, just leave a comment on the Weekly Planning post.